Check out purple belt Mackenzie Dern (Gracie Humaitá) in action in the absolute at the last American Nationals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zjnm8ClfBM
"The guard is the salvation of the weak," said Rilion Gracie in a GRACIEMAG interview in February 2009. Well today, after wins from stars Fabricio Werdum (in Strikeforce) and Anderson Silva (in the UFC), everyone seems to understand a little better just how important Jiu-Jitsu's leg game is in a fight situations.
Well before the winning submissions of Fabricio Werdum (over all-powerful Fedor) and Anderson Silva (over Sonnen), your most complete magazine on Jiu-Jitsu already stressed the importance of the guard. Check it out, study it and learn.